However, the film that was titled 'Mother Land' never came into existence as Shah Rukh Khan backed out at the last minute.
In a interview with news agency PTI, Ghai said, "In 2003, I wanted to start a war film called Mother Land, where I had cast Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan. The script was ready and three songs were also recorded, but at the last minute Shah Rukh backed out."
Subhash Ghai, who has previously worked with Shah Rukh in 1997's film Pardes, said that Shah Rukh wanted a solo hero project back then and hence the dream project could not go on floors.
"Shah Rukh felt there are so many characters in the film. He wanted to do a solo hero film then, but mine was not. It was a story of Dilip saab, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh. On my wish list were also Aishwarya Rai, Priety Zinta and Mahima Chaudhary for the film but that's destiny.", Ghai added.